Three teenage boys have been arrested after a large fire broke out in an east Suffolk town.

Emergency services were called to the blaze at the back of WH Smith in Victoria Street in Felixstowe at 6.30pm on Wednesday.

There were initially calls about a bin blaze, but the fire service received multiple calls referencing thick black smoke.  

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A spokesman for Suffolk police has confirmed that three teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of arson.

The spokesperson said the three boys remain in custody and are currently being interviewed.

A crime scene remains in place in Victoria Street as police examine the area for evidence. 

Police say some residents were evacuated during the fire on Wednesday evening.

However, all but two have now been able to return to their flats.